Off Road

AORC Round Six Support Class Wrapup


Emelie Karlsson : Photo: John Pearson Media
At Round Six of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) it was Emelie Karlsson who bounced back from her second place on Saturday to take the Women‰Ûªs class win.

On a day that saw the sun shine through Karlsson was too good for her competition aboard her Yamaha.

Richard Chibnall and Geoffrey Ballard completed the perfect weekend after backing up their Saturday performance with another win on Sunday.

Michael Driscoll continues to dominate the EJ Class taking his sixth win from as many starts. Kyron Bacon put his Honda back on the top step after once again taking J4, Will Riordan couldn‰Ûªt put a foot wrong throughout today‰Ûªs racing taking the J3 class.

Kobe Conley enjoyed his best weekend of AORC action this year, backing up yesterdays win with another flawless performance.

After falling short behind hometown girl Jessica Gardiner yesterday, Emelie Karlsson was a woman on a mission today and bounced back to take the days win. Karlsson started the day ok but found a grove through the middle sessions to set herself up for the win. Her time of 1:01:33.534 was enough to hold off the field. Gardiner would have to settle for second as she just couldn‰Ûªt find the speed of Karlsson throughout todays racing, ending her day with a time of 1:02:03.029 aboard her Yamaha. The podium was completed by Danielle Foot aboard her Sherco, capping off a consistent weekend with a time of 1:08:47.578.

Chibnall made it a perfect double at Dungog, but todays win wasn‰Ûªt all his own way taking the victory by just over one second. It was close but Chibnall‰Ûªs time of 59:36.097 was enough to get the job done. Jade Gartlan fell just short of taking the win from Chibnall, completing the day in 59:37.186 just off the pace. James Burgess rounded out the podium for the Veteran‰Ûªs class, with his time of 1:00:47.171 to end a solid weekends riding.

Ballard was once again a step above his competition in the Master‰Ûªs division, completing Sunday in a time of 1:02:52.772 to take home both wins at Dungog, Ballard impressed on the tough and challenging conditions finding speed throughout the day. Brett Kenny was the man in second position, after his time of 1:04:52.777 and rounding out the podium in third position was Ian Jenner who rode well to register a 1:05:01.245.

Vintage Pre Evo-86
Ashley Sprenger mastered the Dungog conditions on both Saturday and Sunday as he completed the perfect weekend in the Vintage Class. It may have been a first for AORC but Sprenger definitely had that bike dialled in taking the win in 1:12:04.340. Kevin Cameron battled the tough conditions and the long trail to finish in second after posting a time of 1:39:44.091. The final spot on the podium went to Andrew Dennett whose time of 3:06:34.478 was enough for third place.
Michael Driscoll: Photo: John Pearson Media
Driscoll continues to be the man to beat in the EJ class as the defending champion took out Round Six at Dungog, NSW to cement himself at the top of the points table. The Yamaha rider didn‰Ûªt look back after a quick morning setting the tone for the day, finish in a time of 1:00:16.208. Joshua Brierly continued his consistent weekend, placing in second after stopping the clock at 1:01:22.574. Rounding out the podium was Dungog local Corey Hammond, who certainly didn‰Ûªt let his home crowd down, completing the tracks in 1:03:06.111.
Kyron Bacon: Photo: John Pearson Media
On another sun-soaked day, Bacon proved to have all the answers throughout the day as many of the field tried to challenge the Honda rider, but Bacon remained on top with a time of 40:56.446. The J4 championship leader coming into this weekend, Korey McMahon would have to settle for second place as the KTM rider just couldn‰Ûªt match Bacon‰Ûªs pace stopping the clock at 42:02.563. Rounding out the podium was Matthew Pye who continued his fine form from Saturday, finishing in third after posting a 44:43.657.

Riordan continues his perfect season to date, making it six from six and sending a message to the field with a great performance. His time of 42:46.107 was too much for the field to catch. Blake Hollis was the next best on the day putting his Yamaha into second position, with a time of 43:16.971. Rounding out the podium was Will‰Ûªs younger brother Angus who made the jump from J2 to J3 for the weekend and showed he can mix it with the lead group, finishing with a time of 44:49.190.

Conley couldn‰Ûªt put a foot wrong this weekend, setting a pace all weekend that couldn‰Ûªt be matched, his time of 47:46.937. The tricky conditions put many of their pace but not Conley, the rider finishing in second place was Zac Perry who was good throughout the tests and trail today stopping the clock at 48:15.366. Billy Hargy grabbed the final spot on the podium after a solid days riding, ending the day with a time of 49:51.978.

The Championship now moves onto Broken Hill for Round 7, with the Juniors on Saturday and the Seniors on Sunday for our first Cross-Country of the season. As usual to stay up to date with all the AORC action head to AORC website, like AORC on Facebook and follow AORC on Instagram.
Will Riordan. Photo: John Pearson Media
Round 6 AORC Women‰Ûªs Provisional Results
1. Emelie Karlsson 1:01:33.534
2. Jessica Gardiner 1:02:03.029
3. Danielle Foot 1:08:47.578
4. Courtney Rubie 1:09:23.062

Round 6 AORC Veterans Provisional Results
1. Richard Chibnall 59:36.097
2. Jade Gartlan 59:37.186
3. James Burgess 1:00:47.171
4. Peter Rudd 1:03:28.969
5. Paul Chadwick 1:04:47.779

Round 6 AORC Master‰Ûªs Provisional Results
1. Geoffrey Ballard 1:02:52.272
2. Brett Kenny 1:04:55.777
3. Ian Jenner 1:05:01.245
4. Craig Treasure 1:06:21.354
5. Scott Campbell 1:06:33.161

Round 6 AORC Vintage Pre Evo-86 Provisional Results
1. Ashley Sprenger 1:12:04.340
2. Kevin Cameron 1:39:44.091
3. Andrew Dennett 3:06:34.478

Round 6 AORC EJ Provisional Results
1. Michael Driscoll 1:00:16.208
2. Joshua Brierley 1:01:22.574
3. Corey Hammond 1:03:06.111
4. Mitch Brierley 1:05:12.980
5. Jake McGlashan 1:06:03.164

Round 6 AORC J4 Provisional Results
1. Kyron Bacon 40:56.466
2. Korey McMahon 42:02.563
3. Matthew Pye 44:43.657
4. Raife Dooley 45:40.263
5. Matt Waters 46:11.878

Round 6 AORC J3 Provisional Results
1. Will Riordan 42:46.107
2. Blake Hollis 43:16.971
3. Angus Riordan 44:49.190
4. Benjamin Teed 46:36.065
5. Harrison Foster 47:17.583

Round 6 AORC J2 Provisional Results
1. Kobe Conley 47:46.937
2. Zac Perry 48:15.366
3. Billy Hargy 49:51.978
4. Max Phillips 50:24.511
5. Campbell Hall 50:38.460

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